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The software and tools on this page help with creating or managing references.
Massey University Library recommends this software, in order from the simplest through to the more advanced.
OWLL APA Interactive creates customised examples of APA style references
Good for: creating a few references yourself; becoming familiar with and checking correct APA style.
Discover, Google Scholar and some other Library databases create references in several styles, using the ‘Cite’ button in each item record
Good for: copying & pasting a few references; getting references for items when finding material for assignments.
Microsoft Word has a Citations & Bibliography function. Instructions are available within Word, or try Microsoft Word Tool (from Sheffield Hallam University).
Good for: managing and keeping more references; generating reference lists and in-text citations.
EndNote reference management software creates, stores and manages references. It is on the Library and computing lab computers, and is available for personal computers for Massey-related work
Good for: managing many references; exporting from databases; storing for future use; generating reference lists and in-text citations.
Find out more about how to download EndNote.
This free software may be useful. Please note that Massey University does not provide any support for these.
Cite This For Me automatically generates citations and bibliographies in various styles.
EndNote Online is a free, online only, reduced version of EndNote.
KnightCite generates APA, MLA and Chicago references.
Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network.
NoodleTools Express generates APA, MLA and Chicago references.
Quickcite creates examples of APA, MLA, Chicago, and ACS style references (from the University of Auckland).
RefME is a web and mobile tool to generate citations, reference lists and bibliographies.
Zotero helps to collect, organize, cite, and share research sources.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016